AATG Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee
Welcome to the DEI Committee Page!
The DEI Committee works with the AATG mission and with the Board of Directors to promote inclusivity, diversity, and equity within all aspects of our profession. We'll use this space to share our work, helpful resources, and all things related to DEI and AATG.
AATG Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) recognizes and appreciates the importance of creating an environment in which all members feel valued, included, and empowered. The AATG recognizes that each member’s unique experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints add value to the AATG’s ability to create and deliver the best possible service to our members.
With the full understanding that our individual social, ethnic, economic, and cultural identities shape and influence our experiences and perspectives, the AATG will promote diversity, equity, and inclusion for all.
Diversity shall be defined as creating an organizational environment that honors the entities, experiences, and intersectionality of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, physical abilities, intellectual abilities, age, socioeconomic status, political beliefs, religious beliefs, and ideologies.
Equity shall be defined as understanding the myriad facets of people’s backgrounds and working to ensure fair access to services, opportunities, and resources.
Inclusion shall be defined as the promotion of fair, safe, supportive, healthy, and open engagement among the diverse community of AATG members.